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    Pentax K5 Remote Control

    I have realised that I need a remote for my K5 and would like some advice. I can buy direct from Pentax and pay a ridiculous amount of postage, JB Hi-fi sells for about $49.00 or there are generic ones on Ebay for roughly $15.00. Has anyone purchased a generic one? and did it live up to your expectations? or should I buy the proper Pentax one? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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    I've bought both a wired and a wireless generic on fleabay and never had a hiccup with either on my K20D.
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    Ive got $5.00 ebay IR remotes and they have been fine, I also have a $15.00 ebay wired remote with interval/ long exp etc and it has been great as well.

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    Thank you both for your comments...I will give the ebay one a try. I just cant justify spending $50.00 plus postage on something that I can get off ebay for $15.00. Your comments are very much appreciated

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    i had a wired ebay type..I think it was $5..its better than my nikon $60 version..certainly a lot easier to connect to the camera

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    I have ordered a multi - camera remote, 15m radius for the Pentax at $12.98, free shipping and 1 year warranty. Thanks for the input everyone.

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    I probably spent more than I needed to but the one I got is radio so much bigger range and can also double as a remote flash trigger
    Pentax K7, MZ-30 (film), ME-Super (film), Diana mini, Holga Sterographic (3D)
    Pentax FA31/1.8 Ltd, FA 50/1.4, FA 77/1.8 Ltd, DFA 100/2.8 Macro WR, DA*16-50/2.8, DA*50-135/2.8, DA 18-250, FA 100-300, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 17-35, Tamron 18-200, Photix 35mm Tilt-shift, Samyang 8mm Fisheye, Lensbaby, 2x Pentax AF 540GZ, various other bits of flash accessories + more enthusiasm than skill.

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